METRIC Flash Cards & Flash Cards 2.0

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI have been asked by my “overseas” readers how to do Flash Cards for A4 size cardstock and metric measuremnts.  I felt terrible that I couldn’t really help because metric is way out of my comfort zone!  Along came my guardian angel Angela Ebert!  She emailed me the conversion in metric form.  The measurements are just a TINY bit different than here in the USA but I can’t see any reason why all the Flash Card videos wouldn’t work.

A HUGE shout out to Angela Ebert for sending me the measurements on how to do it!

Original Flash Cards:

Coloured Cardstock: 10.5 cm x 7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/4”) = 8 pieces
Neutral Cardstock:    10 cm x 6.7 cm (3 15/16 x 2 5/8”) = 8 pieces

Flash Card 2.0:

Coloured cardstock starts out as 21 x 29.7 cm = A4 size

  • Put short side to top edge of trimmer and cut in half @ 10.5 cm
  • Put short side to top edge of trimmer and cut these pieces in half @ 5.25 cm (not at nice neat measurement )
  • Put long side to top edge of trimmer and cut these 4 pieces in half @ A5 (14.8 cm)
  • You will have (8) pieces 5.25 cm x 14.8 cm (2 1/16 x 5 1/2”)
Neutral Cardstock:    5 cm x 13.5 cm (1 15/16 x 5 5/16”) = 8 pieces
Hey, while I’m at it, how about I share the conversion to make the storage boxes for your Flash Cards too!  Angela helped me with these too.  She’s such a sweetie!

Storage Boxes for Original Flash Cards:

Cut your cardstock to 9 cm x 20 cm

Score at 2.5 cm

Storage Boxes for Flash Card 2.0:

Cut your cardstock to11.5 cm x 19.5 cm
Score at 4 cm
Whew!  Bear in mind I haven’t touched the metric system since the 3rd grade (and we never used it again) so if you find any discrepancies in my numbers, please let me know.
I hope this helps and that you can now find a way to make Flash Cards work for you no matter where you live and what size cardstock is “standard”.

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    • Gay, you might try Googling “converting centimeters into inches”. I am clueless when it comes to metric and I am SO grateful to my readers who “get it” and can come to my rescue.

  1. Thank you so much for this. I appreciate it, because I live in Germany.
    I’d prefer the inch measurements, but here it’s too hard to get the 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock. And SU only delivers A4.
    Have a nice day. Gisela

  2. Hi Connie, I attend classes with Angela here in Australia, Angela has just showed us how to make the A4 flash cards, I must say they work a treat
    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and videos, you really inspire us over here,I always check my inbox every morning to see if there is anything from Simply simple stamping or stamping with Jo, I have just finished having a go at Josees lattice and butterfly card,came out beautiful.Cheers for now Brenda xx

  3. This is good info to know but i’ve already figured out a way to get 4 flash cards(2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″), 3 flash cards 2.0 (2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″), a 2 3/4″ square and a small strip out of an A4. That’s 7 full flash card pieces plus a ‘deconstructed one’ 😉 The neutrals can be cut from an A4 without revisions. I find it easier to follow Connie’s instructions using the same measurements she does. Especially when a lot of punching and cutting is involved.

    The card bases i just cut down to 5 1/2 inches and score at 4 1/8 inches; or for long cards, 4 1/8 x 11 scored at 5.5. The bases are only off by 1/8 of an inch folded so it’s not very noticeable, plus, i get a 1 3/4 inch of scrap to use elsewhere.

    Let me know if anyone’s interested and i’ll send the layout to Connie.

  4. Way to go, Team Stewart! Probably much easier for us to use metric from English compared to others going from English to metric.

  5. Thanks so much, I had similar numbers for metric pieces-but I just cut as I go.
    I always check out your cards when I have a no-go mojo. I have just signed up to be a demonstrator last week for Australia.

  6. G’day Connie! Your a star! I have followed you for only a short time and tried to make the cards in metric but I am not that smart!! Haha, now I can make up some, thanks a bunch!

  7. Hi Connie, my customer Brenda phoned today to tell me you had posted the Metric measurements I sent to you. Hope they are helpful to those using A4 cardstock. The great thing about this hobby is the sharing of ideas & information. And it is great to be able to work together – even if we are on opposite sides of the world !!! Thanks for all you share with us Connie xxx

  8. Dear Connie, could you please put an image on this post? I like to share this true Pinterest. That’s my (and a lot of other crafters) idea, mood board.